Learning to code can seem unrewarding at first. With some languages, you need to go through a complicated process to get even a simple result. Suppose you want to write a Java program that outputs “Hello world.” You have to create a class, put a function called “main” into it, compile it, and run Java on the class file. You can't do anything with less effort than that.
The backend has come a long way since PHP first arrived on the scene. During the past few years programmers have been flocking to other languages for their server-side needs.
One of the most popular choices has been the Python language. Python makes it easy to employ modern programming techniques and has many powerful libraries that speed up development time. We've compiled five reasons why it's worth learning Python for your next backend coding project.
Our DNA is, in a sense, the operating code for our bodies. We can describe it as sequences of base-4 symbols. If we just had the documentation for the hardware and the operating system, we could change the code to fix bugs. We could correct copying errors. People could avoid passing on genetic diseases to their children.
We have all seen it happen in the movies. A person walks into a room and says “lights” and the lights in the room come on. Sometimes, these fictional characters can operate their computer through an interface built into the kitchen table while they have their morning coffee. Then, there is the character that pulls up a 3-D display in mid-air then interacts with it, molding and shaping the data with simple gestures. 10 years ago this may have just been fiction, but with today’s computer interface advances, some of these “fictions” are quickly becoming a reality. The MIT Technology review wrote an article that highlights some of the interfaces that will someday become mainstream. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights.
Advanced robotics sounded like a sci-fi enterprise a mere decade ago, and now we're living in a time where engineers create things we thought we'd never see. While some of this falls under robots demonstrating amazing physical prowess in rough terrain, developments are underway to do more complex things.
Security is vital to the devices on the IoT, and too often it's not strong enough. Botnets grab up connected devices that aren't properly secured. When in industry play critical safety roles, the stakes are even higher. A compromised device regulating a machine could make it catch fire. A dangerous condition could go unreported, or false alarms could draw attention and resources away from real problems. These devices need to aim for six sigma security — 99.999996% defect-free operation. Meeting this need will require a radically new approach to their software.
Moore's Law, in its popular form, says that computing power doubles every two years. For a long time it's been true, but exponential growth can't continue forever. The trend is slowing down.
Tech is red hot; there's no other way to put it. There's just not enough qualified candidates to meet demand in the world of programming, and that's a situation that is expected to continue for at least a few years. That's great news for job seekers, as it means great salaries right out of the gate. If you want to get a taste of the possibilities, check out these top-paying jobs for tech workers with programming skill.
Quantum computing is a strange and charming discipline. In normal computing we have bits. They're 1 or 0. Quantum computing has qubits. Like Noah, you might ask, "What's a qubit?" It's a bit that’s like Schroedinger's cat, which can be alive and dead at the same time. It can be 1, 0, or both at once.
Knowing a programming language provides obvious benefits, such as access to well-paying jobs and ability to control your own computer. It also offers a wider benefit in the development of mental skills. The lessons you learn from becoming a good coder apply to all areas of life.
When you're thinking about starting your own business, there are a host of skills that you need to acquire. If you don't have coding skills at the top of your list, it's time to put it there! Working with DaVinci Coders can help you develop the skills you'll need to accomplish a number of important tasks on the technical side of your business.
Throughout Europe, and in several other parts of the world, there's a longstanding tradition called the "gap year." In the year immediately following high school graduation, students will travel the world in order to expand their knowledge and better themselves before coming home to start college and make the final decision about their major.
It's not hard to fall through the cracks, ending up among the weeds when you're interviewing for a coding position. There are plenty of great tips out there for nailing your interview once you're there, but even with the best coding skills available, you have to get that interview in order to show off your skills. If you want to land an interview with the company you want to work for, ignore the rules and try these tips instead.
PC, consoles, handhelds and mobile. With the right core of coding skills, game design on any and all of these platforms is available to you. A career as a game designer has potential trajectories you may not have even thought of, however.
Tech media continues to analyze The Internet of Things, though it's perhaps still a mystifying subject for you if you haven't caught up. Otherwise known as IoT for short, this technology is already revolutionizing the way we look at Internet creating more efficiency in our lives. With 18.2 billion connected devices already available around the world, this is only going to double to 50 billion within the start of the next decade.
An online job-hunting platform dedicated to helping those without college degrees find skills-based jobs, officially launched Thursday in Colorado, the first state to have access to the service.
Called Skillful, the service combines online tools and on-the-ground resources to connect job-hunters to jobs and training. It also works with employers to offer tools and advisors to broaden their talent pool by creating skills-based job descriptions.